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Author Topic: S92HP=Huge Alligator  (Read 233 times)
K0UA
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« on: Yesterday at 02:53:34 PM »

Could you possibly have a station that is a bigger FT8 Alligator than S92HP.  Either they are running 10KW or have an S9+10 noise level or both.  They are +20 on FT8 and they are giving -15 reports at best IF they hear anyone.  Many times they are calling CQ with dozens calling they are not even hearing. 30 to 35 dB signal differences are not good. They need to know So they can reduce their power.
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 04:50:57 PM »

This station is on my ignore list. I don't know what is going on there. All I know is that I won't waste any additional time and electricity with it. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 05:12:05 PM »

This station is on my ignore list. I don't know what is going on there. All I know is that I won't waste any additional time and electricity with it. Wink

I just learned from a friend of his via email that he has major QRM from a nearby VOA transmitter.  BUT he really really really needs to turn off his amplifier and consider even running less than 100 watts so we would know when we hear him well we have a chance to actually work him.  I saw him today with an actual +21 of FT8 which is like a rig sitting on the same desk with me, and he was still giving out reports which the best I saw him give to NA stations was a -15.  That was the best. That is 36 dB.  or a 4000 to 1 power ratio.  So even if he is running 1000 watts output cutting back to 25 watts would still be just 16 dB down.
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:14:43 PM »

I just learned from a friend of his via email that he has major QRM from a nearby VOA transmitter
It must be new QRM as in past months he has heard me better than I've heard him. With most stations it is the other way around -- Usually I give out better reports than I receive due to my low noise on most bands.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:23:55 PM »

Could you possibly have a station that is a bigger FT8 Alligator than S92HP.  Either they are running 10KW or have an S9+10 noise level or both.  They are +20 on FT8 and they are giving -15 reports at best IF they hear anyone.  Many times they are calling CQ with dozens calling they are not even hearing. 30 to 35 dB signal differences are not good. They need to know So they can reduce their power.

Well today on 20M FT8 they were calling CQ (not F&H) right in the same FT8 window as C21WW was using F&H. Maybe they couldn't hear any of C21WW's callers at all.
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 03:23:16 AM »

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Well today on 20M FT8 they were calling CQ (not F&H) right in the same FT8 window as C21WW was using F&H. Maybe they couldn't hear any of C21WW's callers at all.

I saw that, and wondered why. The OP obviously knows about the 'existence' of 14090 as an FT8 spot. If the problem is an 'avalanche' of callers, why not switch to F&H?
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 03:34:36 AM »

Could you possibly have a station that is a bigger FT8 Alligator than S92HP.  Either they are running 10KW.

They need to know So they can reduce their power.

He takes the suffix of his callsign seriously  Undecided
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OZ8AGB
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 04:38:04 AM »

 Grin Grin
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K0UA
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 06:38:07 AM »

Could you possibly have a station that is a bigger FT8 Alligator than S92HP.  Either they are running 10KW.

They need to know So they can reduce their power.

He takes the suffix of his callsign seriously  Undecided

I know you meant that as a joke, but that thought went thru my head also. 
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 06:40:25 AM »

So who would be up for a donation for a band pass filter for at least one band for him.  If we could all get together and kick in (I would) on paypal, and send him one.  Lets say a 20 meter one to start. So he could have some chance of hearing stations. All in favor say I.  Who would like to collect the money and send the filter.  Who knows him well enough to contact him and see if he is interested? 
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 02:01:32 PM »

So who would be up for a donation for a band pass filter for at least one band for him.  If we could all get together and kick in (I would) on paypal, and send him one.  Lets say a 20 meter one to start. So he could have some chance of hearing stations. All in favor say I.  Who would like to collect the money and send the filter.  Who knows him well enough to contact him and see if he is interested? 

 With how notoriously cheap amateurs are I don't think enough money could ever be raised to buy him a single PL-259.


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